Little Moments by Madison Street
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release date:June 18, 2014
Genre: Romantic suspense
My Rating: 3.5 ***
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Everything in Duke Grayson’s life was all he could ever ask for: A loving family, loyal friends, a beautiful girlfriend, and a scholarship to his top choice college. It’s his senior year of high school, and all he needs is to focus on his grades, lacrosse, and keeping his girlfriend happy. That is until Raya walks into his life. From the moment they meet, Duke is drawn to her, not only for her natural beauty and her stunning crystal blue eyes, but because he’s aware there’s more to this girl than just his alluring pull to her. He senses secrecy and fear. Throughout the year, their bond grows stronger, and his feelings for her become undeniable. Just when he is about to express his love, tragedy strikes and Raya disappears. For six years, Duke is tortured by his struggles, as he’s unable to find her and blames himself for failing to protect her. Until the day, she’s found, and he’s given a second chance. Will Duke become her beacon of hope and make her see that it’s the little things that make life worthwhile? Can Raya overcome her fears and fight against the terrors that haunt her? Or will her dark and torturous past be too much for her to battle against? *Warning: This book contains some disturbing situations, strong language and sexual content. Suited for 18 years and over.
I don't really know where to start with this book, I didn't love it and I didn't hate it. It was a great debut novel by an author with a tremendous amount of talent. Duke and Raya were the main characters in this book. Duke is captain of the Lacrosse team and he's dating the perfect girl, Melanie, but when Raya transfers to his school, he starts to develop real feelings for her. Raya and her Mom live with her abusive step-father. The only hope Raya has is turning 18 and getting her and her mother out of there. On prom night though, everything changes in Raya's world. After leaving and starting over in Chicago she gets captured and is put into a sex slave ring where she spends 6 years. Eventually Duke finds her and rescues her, only to have something else go wrong. If you've read this book let me know what you think.